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Who won at this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018?

This year’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards showed just how much people enjoy a bit of company. The West End revival of Companywhich is currently running at the Gielgud Theatre and stars Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone, took home two big awards for the night, including Best Musical Performance for Craig’s portrayal of Bobbie and Best Director for Marianne Elliott. Other notable winners include Natasha Gordon for Most Promising Playwright for her National Theatre production of Nine Night (which transfers to Trafalgar Studios on 1 December 2018) and Ralph Fiennes for Best Actor for his performance in the National Theatre’s Antony and Cleopatra.

Have a look below for a list of the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Award winners in full, complete with links to tickets for shows that are still running in the West End! Book your tickets now and see if you agree with the results!

Who won at this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018?
Rosalie Craig won for Best Musical Performance this year

Best Actor
WINNER: Ralph Fiennes, Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre, Olivier)

Bryan Cranston, Network (National Theatre, Lyttelton)
Ian McKellen, King Lear (Minerva Chichester & Duke of York’s Theatre)
Colin Morgan, Translations (National Theatre, Olivier)
Kyle Soller, The Inheritance (Young Vic & Noël Coward Theatre)


Best Actress
WINNER: Sophie Okonedo, Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre, Olivier)

Laura Linney, My Name Is Lucy Barton (Bridge Theatre)
Carey Mulligan, Girls and Boys (Royal Court)
Cecilia Noble, Nine Night (National Theatre, Dorfman)
Lia Williams, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Donmar Warehouse)


Best Play
WINNER: The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez (Young Vic & Noël Coward Theatre)

Home, I’m Darling by Laura Wade (National Theatre, Dorfman)
John by Annie Baker (National Theatre, Dorfman)
The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power (National Theatre, Lyttelton)
The Writer by Ella Hickson (Almeida Theatre)


Best Director
WINNER: Marianne Elliott, Company (Gielgud Theatre )

Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance (Young Vic & Noël Coward Theatre)
Robert Hastie, The York Realist (Donmar Warehouse)
Phyllida Lloyd, Tina the Musical (Aldwych Theatre)
Ian Rickson, Translations (National Theatre, Olivier)


Best Musical
WINNER: Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre)

Caroline, or Change (Minerva Chichester & Hampstead Theatre)
Company (Gielgud Theatre)
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre)
Fun Home (Young Vic)


Best Musical Performance
WINNER: Rosalie Craig, Company (Gielgud Theatre)

Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change (Minerva Chichester & Hampstead Theatre)
Arinzé Kene,Misty (Bush & Trafalgar Studios)
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I (London Palladium)
Adrienne Warren, Tina the Musical (Aldwych Theatre)


Best Design
WINNER: Miriam Buether, The Jungle (Young Vic & Playhouse Theatre)

Bunny Christie, Company (Gielgud Theatre)
Es Devlin, Girls and Boys (Royal Court)
Rae Smith, Translations (National Theatre, Olivier)
Jan Versweyveld, Network (National Theatre, Lyttelton)


Most Promising Playwright
WINNER: Natasha Gordon, Nine Night (National Theatre, Dorfman)

Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, Br’er Cotton (Theatre503)
Francis Turnly, The Great Wave (National Theatre, Dorfman)


Emerging Talent Award
WINNER: Jamael Westman, Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre)

Rona Morison, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Donmar Warehouse)
Debris Stevenson, Poet in da Corner (Royal Court)
Chris Walley, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noël Coward Theatre)
Roy Alexander Weise (director), Nine Night (National Theatre, Dorfman), Br’er Cotton (Theatre503)


Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.


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